About Us

Run 4 a Reason: Rough Runners is a community-minded running company with the emphasis of enhancing the running community of Savannah and the greater area by bringing premier, challenging races on trails, asphalt, and beaches (sometimes, all three terrains in one race).

R4R has adopted the name Rough Runners in a nod to our country’s 26th POTUS and his tireless work in preserving our natural treasures, fighting against the greed of corporate monopolies, and just being a total badass his entire life. He leaves our country a tremendously rich one. Next time you step foot in a national park or a protected forest, remember that Teddy Roosevelt was a powerful lone voice long ago that encouraged Americans to revere and protect these precious wild places we have. Through his Rough Riders, he proved himself a tough, tireless leader that rode out with his men into battle. Rough Runners wants to harness that spirit of the tough, tireless fighter, always pushing forward.

With all of our races, we strive to reduce our carbon imprint. All of our races but one are cup-free… meaning, you must bring your own hydration unit as we will not provide plastic cups, bottles, or paper cups at our events. The eating utensils we provide at races are plant-derived and compostable. We use terracycle to recycle used gel nutrition packets. We offer bins for aluminum can collection. The food bowls we provide at our 24-hour events are compostable.

Rough Runners has raised and distributed $78,711.50. Thank you all for being a part of what makes running great and for running for a reason!

Stay strong. Run free!


Dan Hernandez, Kerry Dulina, Jason Edenfield, Bren Tompkins

Run for a Reason